It was a good thing that Jesus had visited Cana, because a Nobleman or Official had come from Capernaum with an emergency. His son was very sick at home and did not have much time to live.
The Nobleman asked Jesus to heal his son
The nobleman was happy to see Jesus. When he told the Lord his problem, Jesus replied:
“You will not believe except you see signs and wonders.”
Instead of becoming upset, the man’s eyes filled with tears. He urgently pleaded:
“Sir, please come down to Capernaum before my child dies.”
Jesus told the nobleman that his son would live
Jesus smiled and gently replied:
“Go your way; your son is alive. He will not die.”
The nobleman believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him and went back to Capernaum.
As he returned home, the nobleman’s servants met him, and said, “your son is alive.”
On hearing the news, the nobleman asked them to tell him the exact hour when his son began to improve. They replied that the fever had left him the day before at the seventh hour.
The seventh hour of the day is seven hours after sunrise or around one o’clock.
The father, therefore, knew that his son had been healed at the time Jesus had told him that his son was alive.
As a result, he and his house believed that Jesus was the Son of God.
Jesus healed the nobleman’s son bible verses
John 4: 46
So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill.
When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”
The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way.
As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering.
So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.